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vary

var·y

vary

 
 
pronunciation:
veI ri [or] vae ri
features:
Homophone Note, Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: varied, varies, varying
definition 1: to change; to make different.
She varies the story each time she tells it.
synonyms:
alter, change, modify
similar words:
convert
definition 2: to give variety to.
He varies his daily exercise routine.
similar words:
modify
definition 3: to change from time to time or as a result of some other change.
His mood varies depending on the weather.
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synonyms:
change
similar words:
alternate, modify, shift
definition 4: to be different; contrast.
Opinions varied on whether the mayor had served the city well.
synonyms:
deviate, differ
antonyms:
conform
similar words:
alter, contrast, disagree, veer
derivations: varying (adj.), varyingly (adv.)
Homophone Note
Some people say the words vary and very in exactly the same way, but these two words have different meanings.
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